Riding the social technology rocket ship #IBMSocialStudy

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Are you sitting on the social technologies launch pad, poised for takeoff? Already soaring in digital engagement? Or still working out how to build a starship?

Social technology adoption has more than doubled in the past two years, and leading enterprises are achieving a wide range of objectives from social capabilities (Source:  IBM Business Tech Trends Study).  But it’s a long way to the stars – and the path is not always clear. Read the rest of this entry »

[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon France #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Software as a Service is heating up industries #SaaS

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Although the New York weather is cooling down, the benefits of Software as a Service are heating up. Members of the technology world know that SaaS is a hot topic – the SaaS market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 20.2% in 2012-2017, reaching US$45.6 billion by 2017.

Why are so many companies adopting SaaS?

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Get to know your Chief Data Officer

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Chief Data Officers in the boardroomHe or she will likely become your best friend. If you want to make strategic decisions more quickly and accurately, your CDO is the make-it-happen person.

Are you suddenly asking yourself what a Chief Data Officer does and why your organization doesn’t have one?  Read the rest of this entry »

[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Africa #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Explore Business Tech Trends By Industry in Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social #IBMBTT

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You can now explore the 2014 Business Tech Trends study findings from an industry perspective and compare it to the 2012 data for trends. Within each technology area (Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social), you can interactively investigate adoption rates, investment levels and skill shortages by industry to see how your industry compares. If you’d like to share an insight about what you find, you can embed any view you choose into your own blog posts or web pages. The embedded dashboard will still be interactive—so your audience can explore, too.

Play with the Business Tech Trends Dashboard here

What does your organization use for fuel: Intuition or Insight?

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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Sherlock Holmes

As part of my job with the IBM Center for Applied Insights, I often spend hours on end –days even – with my head deep in data. I like to call it “data spelunking” – like a miner deep in underground caves, I explore, perform repeated analyses, and chisel away until data sets reveal their precious gems.  The latest study undertaken by my team, The 2014 IBM Business Tech Trends Study, offered no end of data to examine. We surveyed over 1400 global IT and business leaders to uncover adoption and investment trends in cloud, analytics, mobile, and social. But it’s the deeper findings relating to big data and analytics that I find the most exciting.

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